Director, Human Services - Ontario Works (District of Muskoka)

Director, Human Services - Ontario Works (District of Muskoka)
The District
Muskoka is a great place to live and play, and the District is a four-season municipality passionate about protecting, servicing and caring for this community. We have opportunities that will allow you to learn, grow and build your career amongst other ambitious leaders and innovators. We offer a competitive compensation package and are committed to promoting diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. 
The Opportunity
The Director, Human Services (Ontario Works) will be responsible for leadership of a broad range of Community Services programs that serve residents and vulnerable persons and create vibrant communities within Muskoka. This includes integrated programs with specific focus on leadership of our Ontario Works (OW) team. Experience in OW programs, policy, and regulations is critical for success in this role. Responsible for leading the implementation, evaluation, change management, and reporting processes of integrated Human Services delivery.
What you will do:
  • Provide direction, leadership, guidance, and expertise in the interpretation and implementation of the provincially mandated statutory and regulatory requirements of Ontario Works within an established budget and collaborative team environment.
  • Implement perspective of an intentional person-focused style of service delivery.
  • Undertake service system planning in collaboration with other Directors and key stakeholders to increase service and value for clients and adapt to changing client needs or priorities.
  • Champion cross departmental collaboration to maximize available resources and develop/implement business processes for data-informed Human Services Integration and enhancement.
  • Negotiate with provincial officials and other external sources concerning program funding and delivery and ensure accurate and timely financial and program reports.
  • Act as the government and sector contact for human services and provide program leadership within the community.
What you will need:
  • University degree in the social sciences or related field, plus additional training in social services program areas (post-graduate degree is preferred) or equivalent.
  • Five to seven years of directly related experience pertaining to human services including at least three years progressive management experience in the field. Experience in a Municipal setting would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with vulnerable populations including from an informed person-centred perspective.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Ontario Works legislation, regulations, and requirements.
What we are offering:
This is a Permanent Full-time opportunity at the District of Muskoka.  The annualized compensation range for this role is $113,422 to $133,540. The District is also proud to offer the following to our temporary employees:
  • Work-life Flexibility
  • Paid Vacation
  • OMERS Pension
  • Health Benefits
  • Paid Leaves
  • Professional Development & Education Opportunities
  • Wellness Programs
  • Fostering & Fun Environment
The Next Step
If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualifications, and can support our vision and values (RISE: Respect and Integrity, Innovative Leadership, Synergy and Experiences), please review the “How to Apply” instructions on our website and then submit your application:
This posting closes on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
The District of Muskoka is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals.  Our organization is committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources department as soon as possible. Accommodation may be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Any questions regarding this posting should be directed to the Human Resources Department.